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Google Hangouts vs Skype: What are the differences?

Google Hangouts: A communication platform. Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group; Skype: Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

Google Hangouts and Skype can be primarily classified as "Web and Video Conferencing" tools.

Typeform, Starbucks, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Skype, whereas Google Hangouts is used by NOYSI, Lekker.io, and B2Beer. Skype has a broader approval, being mentioned in 737 company stacks & 735 developers stacks; compared to Google Hangouts, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Google Hangouts?

Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.

What is Skype?

Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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      What are some alternatives to Google Hangouts and Skype?
      Hangouts
      It is a communication platform which includes messaging, video chat, and VOIP features.
      Zoom
      Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
      Duo
      Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing front-end code quick and painless.
      Google Meet
      It is the business-oriented version of Google's Hangouts platform and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It allows users to dial in phone numbers to access meetings, thus enabling users with slow internet connection to call in.
      Discord
      Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
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      Decisions about Google Hangouts and Skype
      Dmitry Mukhin
      Dmitry Mukhin
      at Uploadcare | 11 upvotes 15.9K views
      atUploadcareUploadcare
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Google Hangouts Chat
      Webex
      Webex
      Skype
      Skype
      Zoom
      Zoom

      Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

      Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

      Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail | 2 upvotes 10.8K views
      atSmartZipSmartZip
      Zoom
      Zoom
      Skype
      Skype
      Join.me
      Join.me
      #Dialpad
      #VideoConferencing

      Which VideoConferencing software to use?

      Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

      Too many signs it was time for a change.

      At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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      Reviews of Google Hangouts and Skype
      Avatar of codeforuk
      followthesteps.net
      Review ofSkypeSkype

      they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/

      How developers use Google Hangouts and Skype
      Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
      Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

      Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too

      Avatar of eXon Technologies
      eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

      We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.

      Avatar of MyklClason
      MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

      Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.

      Avatar of MadElf1337
      MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

      Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.

      Avatar of dotmos
      dotmos uses SkypeSkype

      Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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